KNOXVILLE, IOWA (November 28, 2006) - The names of the nominees
for the 2006 North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll post-season awards were
released today by poll founder and coordinator Tom Schmeh. The select 24-member
voting panel, representing media members, manufacturers, promoters and
sanctioning officials, is currently in the final balloting process, and the
names of the 8 award recipients will be revealed on Wednesday, December 13, on
the eve of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Orlando, Florida.
The nominees for the 2006 North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll post-season
awards are as follows:
Driver of the Year: Dave Darland, Damion Gardner, Levi Jones, Cory Kruseman,
Jon Stanbrough, Josh Wise.
Team of the Year: Brad & Steve Fox, Richard Hoffman, Tony Stewart.
Rookie of the Year: Chad Boat, Hunter Schuerenberg, Cole Whitt.
Builder/Manufacturer of the Year: Joe Devin, Chuck Merrill.
Media Member of the Year: Doug Auld, Rob Klepper, Pat Sullivan.
Promoter of the Year: Emmett Hahn, Tom Helfrich, Don & Ken Kazarian, Jim
Naylor, Tony Stewart.
Wild Card Award (for exciting sprint car performances): Bryan Clauson, Daron
Clayton, Tony Jones, Scotty Weir.
Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award: Fred Brownfield (deceased), Tom
Deery, Johnny Gibson, Dick Jordan, Terry McCarl/Bill McCroskey.
The North American Sprint Car Poll post-season awards, like the National
Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction awards, are official programs of the National
Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation, Inc. The Outstanding
Contribution to the Sport Award is the only poll award voted on by members of
all three voting panels (‘360’, ‘410’, Non-Winged). Those seeking more
information should visit the museum’s web site at www.sprintcarhof.com.